There's yet another interesting discussion over at Anthropik, this time about losing weight and getting healthier by switching to the Paleo-Diet. Jason has volunteered to be Anthropik's guinea pig and commence the diet March 1st. He'll be reporting his progress.
Jason summarizes his hypothesis as follows:
The Paleo diet claims to provide a number of advantages. Here's what I'm expecting to get out of it:
- The Paleo diet makes people move very quickly to their ideal weight. For Giuli, I'd expect weight gain; for me, I'm expecting significant, rapid weight loss. My ideal weight is something around 200 lbs. (I am Russian peasant stock; besides being enormous, I'm also genuinely big-boned), so I've got about 100 lbs. to burn off.
- More energy, both from less weight to move around, and from using higher-quality energy sources than carbohydrates.
- The Paleo diet should help alleviate my bouts of depression, allow me to think more clearly, and generally improve both my emotional state and my cognitive abilities.
- I've even heard that my complexion will improve.
I'll be following his progress closely as I could lose a few pounds myself.
If you are interested in trying it, this is the book to use: The Foundation Diet.